Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Inconsistency, Why Do You Plague Them So?

This post by MacDiva reminded me of something that has bothered me for a while.

Republicans have been busy over the last few months comparing George Bush to every conceivable historical figure, including Winston Churchill, both Presidents Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

This last is interesting, because, as MacDiva points out, Republicans, particularly in the Confederacy states, seem to have a tendency to piss on Lincoln's grave whenever it is politically convenient.

Let's not be naive. In politics, you have to play to your audience no matter what party you belong to. But it really is pushing it to declare to one half of the country that yours is the party of Lincoln, and try to lay claim to all the respect and reverence that that entails, while quietly agreeing with the other half that Lincoln was a monster who deserved what he got. You know, Sic Semper Tyrannis and all.

Of course, as far as GOP audacity goes, this is really rather minor.

But that doesn't mean it doesn't piss me off.

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